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Functional Needs Support Services in Shelters. July, 2012. CMIST Framework for Needs Identification . C ommunication M aintaining Health I ndependence S afety, Support services and Self Determination T ransportation. Communication . Personal amplification devices Hearing aid batteries

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cmist framework for needs identification
CMIST Framework for Needs Identification
  • Communication
  • Maintaining Health
  • Independence
  • Safety, Support services and Self Determination
  • Transportation
  • Personal amplification devices
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Communication board
  • Video phone or TTY
  • Sign language interpreter
  • Other language interpreter
  • Information in Large Print, Braille, other languages, or electronic formats
maintaining health
Maintaining Health
  • Medication
  • Catheters
  • Basic first aid supplies
  • Access (transportation) to dialysis and other health services
  • Protective undergarments
  • Nutritional drinks
  • Straws
  • Glucose meter, lancets and test strips
  • Access to electrical power, batteries, chargers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Portable, raised toilet seats
  • Accessible cots
  • Privacy screens
  • Personal Care Attendants
safety support services and self determination
Safety, Support Services and Self-Determination
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Assistance accessing programs
  • Mental health services
  • Case management / case coordination
  • Supervision
  • Safety from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Lift-equipped vehicles
  • Transporting equipment or service animals
  • PCA services while in transit
  • Access to accessible public transportation
  • Information in alternate formats or other languages to know what transportation services are available and how to access / request transportation services
ways to procure equipment and services for shelters
Ways to Procure Equipment and Services for Shelters
  • Directly purchasing and storing equipment
  • MOA/MOUs
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Continuing services at the shelter that an individual typically receives in their home
  • Local and State contracts
  • National contracts
  • Volunteers and trained shelter staff
directly purchasing and storing equipment
Directly Purchasing and Storing Equipment
  • Non-perishable equipment
  • Storage at the facility that will be used as a shelter
  • Storage in a separate facility with a plan to transport to the shelter
moa mous and contracts
MOA/MOUs and Contracts
  • Legwork must be done in advance
  • Remember to include all aspects of a service in the contract
    • Drivers for accessible vehicles
    • Wear and tear of any equipment that will be returned
    • Staff overtime
    • Coordination needs
  • State and local contracts
    • Pros
    • Cons
continuing services an individual already uses
Continuing Services an Individual Already Uses
  • Benefits
    • They know the individual and his or her needs
    • Individual is more comfortable
    • No gap in services
service and advocacy organizations
Service and Advocacy Organizations
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Know what supplies and services may be needed and where to go to procure those services
  • Providing resources and services
  • Providing coordination of services
volunteers and trained shelter staff
Volunteers and Trained Shelter Staff
  • Readily available
  • Can be very well trained
  • Need to ensure proper skills
  • Need for coordination
  • Respect survivor choice
fema national contracts
FEMA National Contracts
  • Types of contracts
    • Interpreters
    • Alternate formats
    • Personal Care Assistant Services
  • Considerations
    • Take longer
    • More expensive
    • Often not local